I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges, and by the authority invested in me by me, I hereby declare myself to be AN ONLY PUPPY!
Me: Can that be done?
Stella: Of course. I just did it.
Snoopey: I’ve had about enough of this whole queen thing. And you can’t just say you are not something that you are. You are my sister.
Stella: No, I’m not.
Snoopey: Whether you like it or not.
Stella: I don’t.
Snoopey: You are just mean.
Me: Girls! Girls!
Snoopey: Mean meanie! Mean queen! Mean! Mean! Mean!
Me: Snoopey, enough!
Snoopey: Sorry, Lady Human.
Me: I am an only child and I don’t understand this conflict between sisters.
Snoopey: Sisters are rude.
Stella: Sisters are stupid.
Snoopey: Sisters stink!
Stella: I know. I’m smelling you right now!
Stella: Lady Human, you are an only puppy.
Stella: Same thing.
Me: No, it’s not.
Stella: Sisters are complicated things.
Me: Can’t you work together? At least, not fight?
Stella: What’s the good of having a sister if we can’t fight?
Me: I’m sorry. I guess I missed the whole point of sisterhood.
Stella: You are an only puppy, Lady Human. Stick to what you know.
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